PUR Adhesive Handles the Toughest Projects

Adhesive Binding Tips with Greg Mitchell

Increasingly, book projects such as catalogs, directories, user manuals and marketing materials are making use of highly-calendared coated stocks, heavy ink coverage and thick UV and aqueous coatings. From a printing standpoint, these projects look fantastic. But they require a binding adhesive that’s up to the challenge.

Enter PUR, which stands for Polyurethane Reactive. This is the strongest binding adhesive available, and a must for books with these characteristics. At Finish Line Binderies, we perform PUR binding on a daily basis, so we’re well aware of the advantages it can offer your most important projects:

Maximum pull strength — The page pull strength of a PUR-bound book is more than 2½ times that of a standard perfect-bound book using EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) adhesive.

Greater design freedom — Get creative with your books by adding foldouts and index tabs, which also add to the user-friendliness of your books.

Impervious to temperatures — Once it has cured, PUR remains stable in temperatures ranging from -40ºF to over 140ºF. That means PUR-bound books can be used in the toughest climates — from the hottest Texas heat to Canadian winters — without unwanted remelting or cold cracking.

The Finish Line Binderies Advantage

At Finish Line Binderies, we have the expertise and capabilities to handle even the toughest binding jobs. In addition to PUR, perfect and layflat adhesive binding, we can perform mechanical binding (including Wire-O, plastic spiral and spiral wire), folding, stitching, collating, shrink wrapping and more.

Call Greg today in our Cleveland office to begin planning your next PUR adhesive project.

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